In addition to the two medium duty models (4500HD and 5500HD) at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, introduced was and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 6500HD Chassis Cab. This model will be available at the end of this year. Of course, the main rivals will be Ford and RAM heavy and medium duty models. Also, it will still have a Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 6500XD.
This commercial truck has a chrome grille with guard screen, lightweight clamshell hood, black, chrome or gray front bumper, dual headlamps and halogen front fog lamps. In the cabin there are vinyl or cloth seats, leather steering wheel and single-zone air conditioning. It’s in front of the driver is 3.5-inch monochromatic or 4.2-inch color driver display, while at the center console 4.2-inch colour display, 7 or 8 inch colour touchscreen (Chevrolet infotainment system).
In the offer are regular cab or crew cab (two or four doors), intended for accommodation of 3 or 6 passengers. Available are WT and LT trim level, as well as Ambulance and Snow Plow Prep Package. Depending on the size of the cab, the length is 224.5 to 360 inch (5702 to 9144 mm) for the regular cab, while the length of the crew cab model is 258.8 to 344.4 inch (6574 to 8748 mm). In accordance with these dimensions, the regular cab has seven wheelbases: 141, 165, 189, 201, 219, 231 and 243 inch (3581, 4191, 4801, 5105, 5563, 5867 and 6172 mm). Also, the three wheelbases are available with the crew cab model: 175, 199 and 235 inch (4445, 5055 and 5969 mm). The maximum towing capacity is up to 22,900 lbs (10,387 kg). Placed at the 19.5-inch black-painted steel wheels.
For now, offer only the 6.6-liter V8 Duramax turbodiesel engine. This engine has 350 hp and 700 lb-ft (1234 Nm) of torque. Available is a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, combined with a 6-speed Alison automatic transmission. Of course, fuel consumption depends on the size and weight, as well as driving conditions on the ground. We hope to offer another engine soon.
As for the cost price, there is no official information yet. Certainly, we expect the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 6500HD price to be approximate to competitive models.